When my class first started our biography unit, I realized they would need a lot of support and guidance to be successful. With this packet, your kids will get just that!
Read Alouds - A suggested list of read aloud biographies
Biography page - A display page to introduce the meaning and purpose of biographies.
Getting to know your subject - A page to guide beginning researchers in their efforts. This page is an excellent opportunity to practice citing sources and focusing on only the important facts.
My Voice - Teaching young authors that their voice and opinions, as much as the facts, are important in telling their story.
Story Map - They will be able to use this graphic organizer to organize their subject’s life as an interesting story for the reader using the facts they have gathered.
Drafting - Several choices included for students to use while drafting. They include opportunities for them to check to capitalization, punctuation, usage, and spelling.
Publishing - Several options for publishing a final product including essay pages or a mini book option.
Checklist - Great for the editing process, students can use this checklist to make sure their writing is on topic, interesting, and grammatically correct.
Rubric - Perfect for assessing students’ completed work and effort.
With this packet, your students will be biography pros in no time!